The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium is composed of more than 30 world-class marine scientists and technical specialists who have devoted their careers to improving ocean health through leveraging applied research and data-driven conservation efforts. Learn more about them and their research.


Vice President

John Mandelman, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Scientist

Senior Scientists and Program Directors

Elizabeth Burgess, Ph.D., Research Scientist I and Chair, Wildlife and Ocean Health Program
Salvatore Cerchio, Ph.D., Anderson Cabot Center Visiting Scientist
Peter Corkeron, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Chair, Kraus Marine Mammal Conservation Program
Kara Dodge, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D., Research Scientist I
Amy Knowlton, Senior Scientist
Kelly Kryc, Ph.D., Director, Ocean Policy
Philip Hamilton, Senior Scientist
Charles Innis, VDM, Associated Scientist
Dan Pendleton, Ph.D., Research Scientist I
Jessica V. Redfern, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Chair, Spatial Ecology, Mapping, and Assessment Program
Elizabeth Stephenson, Director, Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF)
Nick Whitney, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Chair, Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies Program

Program and Scientific Staff

Michelle Cho, Project Lead, Wild Fisheries
Bess Edwards, MCAF Program Coordinator
Laura Ganley, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate Research Scientist
Katherine Graham, Assistant Scientist
Marianna Hagbloom, Research Assistant
Brooke Hodge, Associate Scientist I
Kelsey Howe, Research Assistant
Emily Jones, Associate Scientist I
Marilyn Marx, Assistant Scientist
Katherine McKenna, Research Assistant
Orla O’Brien, Assistant Scientist
Heather Pettis, Associate Scientist I
Matt Thompson, Project Lead, Aquaculture
Amy Warren, Research Assistant
Lena Weiss, Fisheries Specialist
Monica Zani, Associate Scientist


Moira Brown, Ph.D., Scientist Emeritus
John Chisholm, Adjunct Scientist
Scott Kraus, Ph.D., Emeritus Scientist
Andy Mann, Affiliate Program Specialist
Harold “Wes” Pratt, Adjunct Scientist
Rosalind Rolland, Ph.D., Emeritus Scientist